3 June 2014
It is since the revolution of the Walkman in the early 1980s that the world of acoustic engineering has seen portability as an asset. The devices we use to listen to sound today, thanks to wireless technology, increasingly combine this function with the idea of an accessory that is not just easy to carry around, but can even be worn. The new Copenhagen speaker made by the Danish company Vifa actually looks like a bag: its technical efficiency is matched by a decidedly engaging appearance that relies in part on an emotional factor like color. Its six internal speaker drivers—guarantee of a quality of sound more typical of the custom-built product than the mass market one—are housed in an elegant case made of Kvadrat fabric. In addition, the variations in the color of the coverings applied to this high-tech device create a splendid synergy between two companies that in recent years have been keeping the Danish flag flying high in the world of design.